The Challenge at Frilly and Funkie through Oct 16th is "A different kind of tag" with an Autumn theme.They don't want any regular tags - they want the tag itself to be altered.
This reminded me of a card that I made last year (seen here) on which there were pumpkins made out of tags. So I decided to make a little pumpkin patch out of tags for this challenge! I am also entering my project at Berry71Bleu where they are having a Mixed Media Challenge.
Here are the tags I started with:
And here is my adorable little pun'kin patch!
Dry and repeat 5-6 times to get the depth of color. I put reinforcers by Tim Holtz on the tag holes but actually wound up covering them with green Pitt Pen so not necessary to do that!
Next, run them through an embossing folder and cut to height. I used Cuttlebug embossing folders. (I apologize that I don't know the names of them as I threw the packaging away long ago!)
Trim around the top of the tag to make the "stem", round the corners, and ink all around the edges. Score about a third of the way in from each side, bend them and ink a bit on the score line for dimension.
The fence is made with a Martha Stewart punch out of plain black cardstock that has been distressed with Ranger Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, Pewter, and Green Patina. The leaves are free form cut from green felt then colored with the Pitt Pens in the same colors as on the pumpkins.
Using left over pieces of the tags I made spacers to adhere the pumpkins together then adhered the leaves and tendrils to the front and the fence to the back. I use Sobo craft glue by Delta.
This was a fun little project and a cute little fall decoration.
(It is about 4" x 4" x 2"deep)
WOOT! my project was "pinned" by Design Memory Craft for use of the Faber Castell Pitt Pens!
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